Sweet Willy’s restaurant opens May 28, food truck in a month

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Sweet Willy’s Redneck BBQ should open on May 28.

Sweet Willy’s Hillbilly BBQ will open in the next couple of weeks at 4628 S. Seneca, said owner Randy Hare, and in about a month, he also plans to add another barbecue food truck to the growing fleet.

Next week, Hare said, he’ll build his barbecue pit and accept delivery of his smokers. He’s aiming for an opening date of May 28 for his 36-seat restaurant,

In the meantime, he’s put out a menu that features standard barbecue fare plus items such as meatball subs, corn on the cob on a stick, and an interesting invention called “Redneck Tacos,” which feature polenta topped with pulled pork, coleslaw and mustard balsamic barbecue sauce.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 11 a.. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Hare said that within the month, he also plans to have a Sweet Willy’s food truck parked and serving around Wichita about five days a week.

Here’s a look at the menu: